Bangor University has a long and prosperous history with the Worshipful Company of Drapers that spans over one hundred years. This includes a munificent donation to fund the construction of the entire museum and library wings of the University’s Main Arts Building (constructed 1909-1911), and funding for the University to establish some of the first lectureships in Electrical Science in the UK. To this day the Drapers’ Company continues to support research at Bangor University, including through the funding of PhD projects.
On Thursday, 24th March 2023, Nuclear Futures Institute (NFI) PhD Student Harvey Plows (who’s project is part-funded by the Drapers’ Company) along with his supervisor Dr Marat Margulis, attended the Company’s annual Education Dinner at the Drapers’ Livery Hall in the City of London. This event pulls together students, teachers, researchers and administrators from across the Company’s philanthropic educational endeavours, alongside Company, Government and City representatives. At this event the Drapers’ Company’s charitable achievements over the preceding year were celebrated, as well as the successes of individuals funded by the Company. Throughout the evening Marat and Harvey discussed their research with a wide range of people and learnt of the work of other Drapers’ funded and supported organisations. Following discussions at this Dinner it is hoped that future outreach collaborations between the NFI and the Drapers’ Company’s schools, such as the Drapers’ Academy, can be organised to help inspire their students to pursue careers in the nuclear industry.